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We ask that you read this privacy notice carefully as it contains important information on who we are, how and why we collect, store, use and share personal information, your rights in relation to your personal information and on how to contact us and other organisations in the event you have a complaint. Please see the section on ‘Your rights’ for more information.
We are TayCare at Home Ltd. In order that we can provide care and support services to the people we support we collect and use certain personal information about you.
Personal information means any information about you from which you can be identified, but it does not include information where your identity has been removed (anonymous data).
As the ‘controller’ of personal information, we are responsible for how that data is managed. The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), which applies in the United Kingdom and across the European Union, sets out our obligations to you and your rights in respect of how we manage your personal information.
As the ‘controller’ of your personal information, we will ensure that the personal information we hold about you is:
If you have any questions about this privacy notice or would like further explanation as to how your personal information is managed, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or write to TayCare at Home, 310 Broughty Ferry Road, Dundee, DD4 7NJ or call 01382 456709.
Please note when we refer to:
· A “public body” we mean any organisation in the United Kingdom which delivers, commissions or reviews a public service and includes (but is not limited to) the Ombudsman, local authorities, councils, unitary authorities, clinical commissioning groups, health and social care trusts, the National Health Service as well as their arm’s length bodies and regulators.
· A “social or health care professional” we mean any person who provides direct services, acts as consultant or is involved in the commission of your healthcare or social care services, including (but not limited to) your General Practitioner (GP), dental staff, pharmacists, nurses and health visitors, clinical psychologists, dieticians, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, hospital staff, social workers and other care and support related professionals.
When you enquire about our care and support services and during the course of providing care and support services to you we collect the following personal information when you provide it to us:
• your name, home address, date of birth and contact details (including your telephone number, email address) and emergency contacts (i.e. name, relationship and home and mobile numbers)
• your allergies and any medical, physical or mental conditions and in particular your care needs
• your likes, dislikes and lifestyle preferences (including your religious beliefs or other beliefs of a similar nature, racial or ethnic origin, politics, genetics, health, sex life and sexuality (so far as they relate to providing you with suitable care)
• bank and other financial details (in order to process invoices, payments and credits where necessary)
• photographs, audio or video recordings of yourself, your property and your belongings, (so far as they relate to providing you with suitable care)
We also obtain personal information from other sources such as:
• your allergies and any medical, physical or mental conditions and in particular your care and support needs, from any appropriate external social or health care professionals (including your GP practice, hospital team, social worker and District Nursing team)
• your name, home address, date of birth, contact details, needs assessments and financial assessments from any appropriate external social or health care professionals (including any relevant public body regardless of whether you are publicly funded)
• your likes, dislikes and lifestyle preferences (including your religious beliefs or other beliefs of a similar nature, racial or ethnic origin, politics, genetics, health, sex life and sexuality so far as they relate to providing you with suitable care) from your family, friends and any other person you have nominated as your representative
• your Attorney or Deputy (if applicable), including taking a full copy of any Power of Attorney, Guardianship and Adults With Incapacity documentation
• any other information that is required to provide you with suitable care (for example, vehicle registration and insurance details if you wish us to drive your vehicle)
We use your personal information to:
• prepare, review and update a suitable care plan, describing the nature and level of care and support services which you have requested we supply to you
• communicate with you, your representatives and any appropriate external social or health care professionals about your individual needs and personalise the service delivered to you
• make reasonable adjustments, when required, to meet your individual needs and to ensure we have suitable facilities to ensure your safety
• invoice you for the care and support services in accordance with our terms and conditions
• carry out quality assurance procedures, review our service and improve our customer experience (please note that feedback can also be provided anonymously)
• carry out any other function that may be required to provide you with suitable care
• provide data for research or monitoring purposes (any such data will be anonymised)
We regularly share your medical information with appropriate external social or health care professionals (including your GP and pharmacist) and any individuals you have nominated as your representative. This data sharing enables us to establish the type of care and support you need. It also allows us to design the right care package to suit your individual circumstances, including if (in future) you decide to receive care from an alternative provider.
We will share personal information with law enforcement or other authorities if required by law. This includes information required by public bodies to evidence our compliance with the applicable regulatory framework. We are also required to share personal information with external social or health care professionals, including public bodies and local safeguarding groups (in some circumstances) to ensure your safety.
We will not share, sell or trade your personal information with any other third party.
The provision of your medical, physical or mental condition is necessary to enable us to create a care plan and to provide you with suitable care and support services. Without this information, we will not be able to assess your care needs or provide any care services to you.
The provision of your name, home address contact telephone number and email address are required so that we can arrange a care worker to attend your home to deliver the services and so that we can invoice you for the fees.
The provision of full details regarding any Power of Attorney, Guardianship and Adults With Incapacity status and documentation are required so that we can fully comply with the law regarding your rights, both in regards to financial and welfare decisions.
We will inform you at the point of collecting information from you, whether you are required to provide the information to us.
• we will hold the personal information kept within your client file for seven years following the end of service as required by law
• we will hold the personal information kept within our feedback procedure for not more than seven years following the end of service so that we can identify trends and patterns in our service (following which only anonymised data will be kept)
We rely on the following grounds within the GDPR:
· Article 6(1)(b) – processing is necessary for the performance of our contracts to provide individuals with care and support services
· Article 6(1)(c) – processing is necessary for us to demonstrate compliance with our regulatory framework and the law
· Article 9(2)(h) – processing is necessary for the provision of social care or the management of social care systems and services
as the lawful basis on which we collect and use your personal data and special category data (such as your health).
We also rely on Article 6(1)(f) of GDPR to process your personal information in pursuit of our legitimate interests, which include marketing, corporate due diligence and financial modelling, service development and innovation. These activities are necessary to provide a sustainable care service and to continuously adapt and improve the nature and quality of our services.
TRANSFER OF YOUR INFORMATION OUT OF THE EEA
We may transfer your personal information to cloud-based computing services with services located outside the European Economic Area (EEA) in order to manage, plan and prioritise our services.
Such countries do not have the same data protection laws as the United Kingdom and EEA. Any transfer of your personal information will be subject to appropriate or suitable relevant safeguards that are designed to help safeguard your privacy rights and give you remedies in the unlikely event of a misuse of your personal information (as permitted under Article 49 of the GDPR). We will not otherwise transfer your personal data outside of the United Kingdom or to any organisation (or subordinate bodies) governed by public international law or which is set up under any agreement between two or more countries.
To obtain a copy of these safeguards or if you would like further information, please contact us (see ‘How to contact us’ below).
Under the GDPR you have a number of important rights free of charge. In summary, those include rights to:
• fair processing of information and transparency over how we use your use personal information;
• access to your personal information and to certain other supplementary information that this Privacy Notice is already designed to address;
• require us to correct any mistakes in your information which we hold;
• require the erasure (i.e. deletion) of personal information concerning you, in certain situations. Please note that if you ask us to delete any of your personal information which we believe is necessary for us to comply with our contractual or legal obligations, we may no longer be able to provide care and support services to you;
• receive the personal information concerning you which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have the right to transmit those data to a third party in certain situations;
• object at any time to processing of personal information concerning you for direct marketing;
• object to decisions being taken by automated means which produce legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affect you;
• object in certain other situations to our continued processing of your personal information;
• otherwise restrict our processing of your personal information in certain circumstances; and
• claim compensation for damages caused by our breach of any data protection laws.
For further information on each of those rights, including the circumstances in which they apply, see the Guidance from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) on individuals’ rights under the General Data Protection Regulation.
HOW TO CONTACT US
If you would like to exercise any of those rights, please:
• contact us by emailing email@example.com or writing to TayCare at Home, 310 Broughty Ferry Road, Dundee DD4 7NJ, or calling 01382 456709
• let us have enough information to identify you (eg your name and address),
• let us have proof of your identity and address (a copy of your driving licence or passport and a recent utility or credit card bill), and
• let us know the information to which your request relates, including any account or reference numbers, if you have them
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We have appropriate security measures in place to prevent personal information from being accidentally lost or used or accessed in an unauthorised way. We limit access to your personal information to those who have a genuine business need to know it. Those processing your information will do so only in an authorised manner and are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
We also have procedures in place to deal with any suspected data security breach. We will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected data security breach where we are legally required to do so.
If you want detailed information from Get Safe Online on how to protect your information and your computers and devices against fraud, identity theft, viruses and many other online problems, please visit www.getsafeonline.org. Get Safe Online is supported by HM Government and leading businesses.
We hope that we can resolve any query or concern you raise about our use of your information.
The GDPR also gives you right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the European Union (or European Economic Area) state where you work, normally live or where any alleged infringement of data protection laws occurred. The supervisory authority in the UK is the Information Commissioner who may be contacted at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/ or telephone: 0303 123 1113.
This privacy notice was published on 25 May 2018 and last updated on 25 May 2018.
We may change this privacy notice from time to time, when we do we will inform you.
If you would like this notice in another format (for example: audio, large print, braille) please contact us (see ‘How to contact us’ above).